An Important Announcement about MasterMinds
MasterMinds will be happening this year,
despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The start of the season will be delayed roughly one month to
a chance to adjust to remote learning, social distancing, and
all the other
aspects of life that defines -- for now -- the new
Game play during the fall term will be done remotely.
about this will be sent to coaches as it becomes
available. We also anticipate
that some play during the spring term, especially early on in
January, will be
handled by remote means. Recognizing that in-person play
remains the gold
standard for quiz bowl competition, if there is an opportunity
in-person play, we will seek to do so, but only with approvals
and school officials, local health officials, and the coaches
Remote play will include the opportunity for students to
participate from home.
Schools will also have the opportunity to participate only in
And if circumstances prevent a school's team from completing
season, most schools will have a pro-rated portion of their
fee refunded (or rolled over to the 2021-2022 season).
In-person play, if it resumes while the COVID-19 pandemic is
still a concern,
will require proper procedures including, but not
mandatory masks (face shields for those with
social distancing as much as possible
constant (and consistent) sanitizing of surfaces (including buzzers)
This will be a season unlike any other in the history of MasterMinds.
Coaches and players are asked to be patient, respectful and
as we work to make this season a fun, educational endeavor.